Reviews of Our Work

 

Charles Beaumont: The Short Life of TWILIGHT ZONE’s Magic Man
(documentary created by Jason & Sunni Brock)

“The writing of Charles Beaumont were a very special thing, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to learn more about the man behind the stories. With all of the additional material, [the] Director’s Cut is definitive, and a must for fans…”

from CINEMA SENTRIES – COMPLETE REVIEW HERE

 

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The AckerMonster Chronicles!
(Rondo Hatton Award-winning documentary created by Jason & Sunni Brock)

 

“Nothing gets lost in shuffle here. One seemingly disjointed thing connects with another. The elegant and the unsavory lay down together. Science fiction had, some say still has, a bad rap for having too close an association with pop culture and hanging out with other genres like, God forbid, horror. But we’ve come such a long way. In fact, today, we really have a much better perspective. We, at least the more enlightened amongst us, can see so-called literary fiction as a genre, like any other, and not something so up on high. Yes, we value excellence. The problem used to be that any other genre was spat upon and kicked to the curb by the elite literary chieftains. Not so much today as we find countless combinations and recombinations among all genres. And, anyway, great work will ultimately transcend any label you attach to it. The thing is, you need to be open to anything and the work of people like Forrest J Ackerman have helped make that possible…”

from COMICS GRINDER – COMPLETE REVIEW HERE

 

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Simulacrum and Other Possible Realities
(Jason V Brock‘s first story collection)

 

“Each story and poem is wonderfully different and unique.  From plot to style, they each stand alone.  It’s as impossible to classify these stories as it is to classify Brock himself. Neither fit into clean, neat niches.  There’s horror in these tales but also science fiction, mystery, death and life.  The poems experiment with different forms and structure in a way that will likely make traditionalists cringe.  Yet, in each and every story and poem there is no doubt that you are in the hands of a master craftsman and all you can do is hang on until the ride is over…”

from DIODATI L.O.D.G.E. – COMPLETE REVIEW HERE

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The Dark Sea Within: Tales & Poems
(Jason V Brock’s second story collection)

 

“And so it goes. From one page to the next, we are treated to watching a consummate artist perform with words, with images, with format and typography as he visits, re-visits, and transforms themes and images that have captured the imaginations of our times. Brock’s visions are frequently disturbing and discomfiting, often, difficult to grasp, but always worth the effort…”

from HORROR REVIEW – COMPLETE REVIEW HERE

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“Brock (Disorders of Magnitude) displays both imagination and superior writing ability in this collection of 20 short stories and poems that includes successful Lovecraftian pastiches, apocalyptic fiction, and understated tales of horror…”

from PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY – COMPLETE REVIEW HERE

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A Darke Phantastique
(one anthology of several edited by Jason V Brock;
Bram Stoker Award Finalist)

 

“As well as fiction, the book is peppered throughout with some marvellous illustrations, topped off by a beautiful cover from Samuel Araya. A Darke Phantastique really is a remarkable piece of work, a vital and relevant snapshot of the current state of dark genre fiction. It is indeed a literary odyssey, but it’s so much more than that as well. At the time of writing, it has been shortlisted for the Bram Stoker award for best anthology and it thoroughly deserves it. If there are any copies left (it’s a limited edition) then you are advised treat yourself to this immediately….”

from THIS IS HORROR – COMPLETE REVIEW HERE

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Disorders of Magnitude
(nonfiction collection by Jason V Brock;
Bram Stoker Award and Rondo Hatton Award Finalist)

 

“…a volume that would be highly worth borrowing from your local or university library, if only for its marvellous interviews and the opinionated bits that will have some nodding sagely in agreement while others splutter in horror at what the author has dared to suggest. In the genre of dark fantasy (worldwide or otherwise) either response is the sign of a successful non-fiction work, and Jason V Brock’s Disorders of Magnitude is well worth a look.”

from THIS IS HORROR – COMPLETE REVIEW HERE

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